Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
About
The best views of Cape Town are seen from the top of Table Mountain. The Cableway takes you to the summit in under 5 minutes and the cable car's rotating floor ensure that all visitors get a 360 degree aerial view of the city. The 65-passenger cable car runs from Tafelberg Road to the top of Table Mountain. To date the Cableway has transported more than 28 million visitors to the summit. A million visitors from all over the world use the Cableway annually.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Debbie P
    San Clemente, California50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Hike & View
    Excellent cable car ride & the view is absolutely gorgeous. The staff was friendly and could answer our questions without a pause. Food was great....highly suggest the fish & chips.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 19, 2023
  • abbas
    Singapore, Singapore17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    raitaiment Adventure in Cape Town
    Not to be missed. The view is spectacular! In winter it gets very cold and access up the mountain is at the mercy of the wind, rain and temperature. Because the mountain is visible from town, going up gives one a sense of just how majestic the mountain is.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Tourist in own country
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning view and incredible staff
    The staff have been amazing. They managed to help my anxious wife board the cable car and have a happy trip, even traveling with to keep her calm. She is immensely grateful for being able to enjoy the spectacular views she could have missed. 10/10 to your staff. Spectacular views. Truest worth the cost, time and energy. Will visit again soon.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 5, 2023
  • UyenC
    Atlanta, Georgia21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing views
    Plan to stay for at least a few hours as the clouds move and uncover the most magical views of Cape Town. Also, take the free walking tour at the top to learn more about the fauna & flora. Cafe is nice place to refuel .
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 24, 2023
  • keith h
    Urmston, United Kingdom145 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth it for the view
    Well worth doing this on the rotating cable car. You get great views from the top and there are walking trails around the top, try to pick a clear day. We took a taxi to the station - haggle it can half the fare. We went passed the next day on the hop on/off bus, would be a good way to do it if you have a full day, i recoomend doing the long route to get a flovour for the area.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 30, 2023
  • mittagongprint
    Mittagong, Australia65 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good ride but lousy weather
    The cable car ride was good after being closed for three days due to weather. Unfortunately we could not see as thing as the "tablecloth" was still there, cold and wet. Because of the day there were no queues, the ride was quick and smooth but after the first few minutes we could only see white. We would not have gone except it was a part of a prepaid package on teh hop on hop off bus (which I would highly recommend)
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 30, 2023
  • brad S
    Melbourne, Australia11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tremendous
    Tremendous experience. Fantastic views and an unforgettable morning walking around Table Mountain. Beware of pick pockets disguised as tourists at the base of the cable car - they were thick on the ground when we visited. Look out for people holding bags and a Jacket draped over one arm and note, they often work in teams of three to six!
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 22, 2023
  • Harry
    Bristol, United Kingdom49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning views at a reasonable price
    This is one of the best cable cars I have been on. The ticket pricing was reasonable, the journey up was really exciting and the views from the top were just breathtaking. I'd highly recommend going if you're in Cape Town.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 23, 2023
  • charliesangeltoo
    Kuwait102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Add to the top of your list!
    WOW!!! What a great start to our visit. Would highly recommend the fast track tickets unless you want to queue for a hour or more, wonderful ride up and down in the revolving cable cars. Once at the top the views as expected are breath-taking, we spent 2 hours walking (could have done longer but lazy tweens/teens in tow), then we stopped and had a few ales in the restaurant, sitting outside, spotting wildlife. Truly a highlight of our trip.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 25, 2023
  • T20Driver
    Southampton, United Kingdom32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For those with a fear of going on cable cars
    This is a review for those who are worried/terrified of Table Mountains cable car. This is the first cable car I have managed to get on!! I’m so chuffed that I did which is why I’m writing this review. I want those of you who are affected by fear of cable cars to know that there are no midway supporting pylons which make the cable car clunk/move, this is the smoothest cable car I’ve been on (I’ve only been on one before and I thought never again!), plus I’ve avoided other cable cars and missed out on the spectacle views at the top!! This car takes just over 3minutes and although I did have my eyes shut I still got to the top. The staff inside the car were so lovely and offered a seat (which I didn’t need). My husband was a great help as he told me how close we were to the top/bottom. Apparently the cable car moves around 360 but I didn’t even feel it! Please don’t let your fear put you off going to the top because the views are amazing. This is written from my perspective, and I totally understand that others may have different feelings about this (sort of) experience.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 11, 2023
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DRIVER2580
Harrogate, UK175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Everyone will tell you it is 'the must do' in Cape Town, and the views are amazing when you get up. We went up on the open top bus in an afternoon and it was relatively quiet, and used the bus to get back taking in the rest of the route. We waited for around 20/30 mins to get up and a little longer to get down, but I'm sure it can be a lot worse. We purchased tickets online in advance at both the morning and afternoon rates to give us flexibility to go up depending on the weather conditions. We tried to get the refund online for the unused tickets but struggled with the system and gave up, but in real terms it wasn't a big loss.
Written March 5, 2020
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Written March 6, 2020
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David R
London, UK792 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
With queues of 2 hours on arrival at the base of Table mountain you sort of feel oh well it’s a must do so we will wait. Great to have help though from our guide Bruce who kindly kept our place in the queue whilst we walked a little to keep our legs moving. It was also very hot , close to 30degrees.
When finally after about 1.5 hours we got onto the cable car all seemed great. The trip on top was amazing and we took lots of amazing photos and saw stunning views. Also our guide showed us the local flora and had a great knowledge of the plants etc and the history of the mountain. He also had facts about how many people have actually used the cable cars since they were installed.
When it was time to return we got a shock as the queues were over 3 hours to get down and on top of that as we neared the 100yards area where there was elements of shade we were informed that the cable cars doors had jammed. Wow in over 30degrees waiting in this heat
was tough. However our guide again helped out. But with so many visitors both cafe areas were so full and huge queues ensued there also it was over 30mins to get an ice cream. The facilities on top do not match the quantities of visitors or anywhere near. Cable car also cannot cope, it takes 65 people at a time so it’s not rocket science to work out how long queues of 100’s of people are going to take to get down again. Eventually after over 3.5 hours we headed down leaving behind a huge queue which our guide said he had never seen before. I hate to think how long they all took to descend. All over trip was fantastic but they do need to improve facilities on top and improve cable cars ( add another 2 cars).
Written January 6, 2020
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Thank you for your review. We are in our peak season and welcoming a higher volume of visitors which means longer queues. On the day of your visit, we did have an issue with the cable car door which was fixed as quickly as possible. We got everyone down as quickly as we could,
Written January 7, 2020
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Bruce L
Phoenix, AZ28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Taking the Cableway to the top of Table Mountain is not something for people who have vertigo but it is definitely worth it for the view. Depending on the time of year and weather, there can be a fairly long line and the wait time can exceed one hour in each direction. Be sure to buy tickets on line in advance to avoid standing in two lines (one to buy tickets and one to board the Cable Car.)
Written February 27, 2020
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Written February 28, 2020
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Rhodeswelltravelled
Pretoria, South Africa19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
On a busy Friday morning at 7am, (Federer /Nadal tennis match weekend) I prebooked our ticket onto the hop on hop off red bus route. We still needed to get our paper tickets at the bus stop so I am not sure that we actually saved any time. The combo deal for the bus and cable car was already sold out, that’s how busy a weekend this was. We got to the bus stop ( there are 30 throughout the city) by 8:40 ish. Go early! We got off the bus and bought our cable car tickets on the mountain! We were up on the mountain not long after 9am. We waited maybe 20 minutes to get to the top. The cable car is amazingly smooth ride ( wasn’t an overly windy day) and the rotating floor allows everyone to get a bit of time at the best view point! A cable car can take up 60 people at a time! The views were amazing! You can take as long or as little time as you like. A round trip took two of us an hour! Waited all to two minutes for the next hop on bus! What a great way to get to the top.
Written February 11, 2020
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Martin
Hilton, South Africa11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
I took the family to Table mountain on the 2nd Jan 22 for a trip up the mountain, Covid protocols were all adhered to on the ground and entering the facility and cars etc. When entering the car I asked the Car attendant how many were allowed to travel in the car at any one time, the answer given by a nice young lady was 35. On departure the car attendant, now a being a gentleman, waited for the car to fill up, I questioned the attendant as to how many were allowed in the car and was informed up to 50, I did a quick head count and counted 52 plus attendant and there were a handful of kids that i had not counted. Max capacity is 65, their website claims 25 per trip. when i questioned the attendant again he promptly reversed the situation by trying to make a fool out of me and claiming that my mask was not covering my face properly, embarrassing me in front of the entire car. We pay good money for these trips, the cable car website states their protocol, which they should be adhering to. Further more as a concerned customer that is adhering to protocols and trying my best to make sure that my family and others are safe, I don't appreciate being made to look stupid and be embarrassed by the car attendant, when he is trying to cover up for his wrong doing.
Table mountain management, you should be ashamed of your so called trained staff.
Written January 4, 2022
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Dear MartinMaltby, we are incredibly sorry about your experience with us. The safety of our visitors is at the forefront of our business, and we take that quiet seriously. We thank you for bringing this to our attention and we will take the necessary steps to ensure that this does not happen again. We hope that you will be visiting us again soon. Thank you, Table Mountain Aerial Cableway team
Written March 18, 2022
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Shekar C
Los Altos, CA62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
The reason for this title is that Table Mountain can get windy or covered with clouds, in which case the Table Mountain is closed for visitors. But if the weather favors you, it is well worth the visit to the top and the views are beyond amazing -- to a point it is surreal.
Given that Mother nature plays an important role of one's visit, the queues can get longer, but if both cable cars operating, then here is how it works:
It takes 3 minutes one way + 2 minutes of wait on each side to unload and load passengers, so it takes 5 minutes one way, for a total of 10 minutes of round trip. Each trip can take 60+ passengers up / down. Therefore, if both cars are operating, it would take 120 passengers every 10 minutes. So, one can estimate the wait time.

Make sure to buy the tickets ahead, online. Tickets bought for morning has to be on the cable car before 12:00 Noon, and return can be anytime.

Absolutely worth the visit.
Written January 2, 2020
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Sam C
Ipswich, UK100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The cableway is definitely the best way to the top of table mountain unless you are keen on a big hike. It isn't until you get to Cape Town until you appreciate quite how big table mountain is and how it dominates the city.
The cable car is very well organised and the queue moved quite quickly. We got there early to try and get up on one of the first few cars up the mountain and the queue wasn't too bad. We probably only waited 20minutes to get up.
I would recommend getting there early before the clouds roll in to get the best views over the city and the cape.
Written January 16, 2020
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anth0nygriffiths
Greater London, UK84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This whole thing is entirely weather dependent. It needs to be clear and hopefully sunny.
Very well worth the early morning and the trip on the cable car is spectacular as is table mountain.
Super walks, brilliant views and the whole thing is very well done!
Get there early!
Written February 17, 2020
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Written February 20, 2020
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Karen F
Uxbridge, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Having hiked up Table Mountain, it was way too hot and difficult for us to hike down as well. There was a long queue to come down so we sent one person to buy the ticket and the rest of us to join the queue. The cable car itself actually rotates 360° so that everyone on board gets an all-round view. It surprised us how quickly we got to the bottom.
Written February 11, 2020
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betster28
Kingston, Canada206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We booked our tickets online and Ubered to the cable car station from the City Centre. Found both very reasonable. The rotating floor of the cable car was something I found very interesting, great to provide a 360 degree to everyone.

At the top there are many paths to get different vistas for every direction. I have trouble with heights and I was ok as most areas had paths back from the edge, just had to think ahead. Amazing views!

We even found the cafe at the top ok price-wise, especially compared to many other tourist areas we've been to in other countries.

100% worth getting to Table Mountain.
Written February 10, 2020
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Written February 12, 2020
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